No. 2 Hotel in North India / Uttaranchal This is the number 2 hotel in North India / Uttaranchal according to our popularity list. The popularity is established by the number of times this hotel is viewed, requested and booked on this website. Ideal for Solo Travelers. This destination is especially suitable for solo travelers. More than 70% of our guests have traveled here alone.

Ananda in the Himalayas ★★★★★

Ayurveda & Yoga in the former Maharajah Palace

Built as a Maharajah Palace, this exclusive hotel is set back to the era of the British Empire. At the same time, the Ananda in the Himalayas is also a world-renowned center for holistic cures. Many stars like Oprah Winfrey or Heidi Klum can be spoiled here. To achieve a holistic, sustainable success, Ayurveda is combined with alternative healing methods, yoga and fitness. The versatile offer allows for a pleasantly filled and flexible day outline.

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Ananda experience

from 1 night, double room, breakfast

  • Use of Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, fitness studio
  • Participation in the activities such as Yoga, meditation, hiking

Telephone booking code: 860P3

£303

Ananda Fitness Retreat

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to prepare your spa as best as possible, select a priority when booking. Since the individual guests are treated very individually, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Ananda Fitness Retreat from 5 nights
Strengthen your body and mind through an individually assisted fitness retreat at the Ananda in the Himalayas. Here, much emphasis is placed on balanced training and a good dose of fresh air. The versatile active program is supplemented by sports and relaxation massages as well as yoga and breathing exercises.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Individual, ayurvedic, fitness VP incl. Ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by fitness coach with the individual course of the course and nutritional plan
  • Final consultation by fitness coach with lifestyle advice
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program, e.g. Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), Cooking demonstration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport


Additionally at "Ananda Fitness Retreat" 5 / 7 nights:

  • 2/3x individual guided hikes per week (about 240-360 min)
  • 2/3x outdoor bootcamp (approx. 55 min)
  • 1/2x individual fitness hours / room (about 55 min)
  • 3/4x Aqua Fitness (approx. 45 min)
  • Approx. 1 wellness treatment / day (approx. 50 min)
  • 1/2x individual yoga / room (about 60 min)
  • 1/2x individual Pranayama-breathing exercises / room (about 55 min)


Extension days with adapted services.

Telephone booking code: 860PA

£3,000

Ananda Yoga

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to prepare your spa as best as possible, select a priority when booking. Since the individual guests are treated very individually, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Yoga Retreat from 5 nights
Bring body spirit and soul into harmony with yoga. In Ananda you will be introduced to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual principles of yoga.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Ayurvedic VP including ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by yoga guru with the setting of the individual course of the course and nutritional plan
  • Final consultation through yoga guru with lifestyle advice
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program, e.g. Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), Cooking demonstration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport


In addition to "Yoga Retreat" 5/7 nights

  • 1-2x wellness treatments / day (about 60 min)
  • 3 / 5x individual yoga / room (about 60 min
  • 2 / 3x individual Pranayama breathing exercises / room (about 30 min)
  • 1 / 2x individual meditation / room (about 45 min)

Extension days with adapted services.
From 7 nights intense yoga self-discovery retreat (= .B.V) or Yogic Detox treatment (= .6.V)

Recommended for the following indications

Stress / Exhaustion

Telephone booking code: 860P5

£3,000

Stress Relief

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to prepare your spa as best as possible, select a priority when booking. Since the individual guests are treated very individually, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Antistress from 5 hours
With the help of yogic and ayurvedic techniques physical and mental stress is to be reduced. The carefree package of the Ananda in the Himalayas also provides new life energy and a fresh wind.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Ayurvedic VP including ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by a physician and spa therapist with an individual course of the course and a nutrition pla
  • Final consultation by doctor and spa therapist with lifestyle advice
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program, e.g. Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), Cooking demostration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport


Additionally with "Antistress" 5/7 nights:

  • Approx. 1x relaxing wellness treatments / day (approx. 70 min)
  • 1 / 1x Reiki (about 55 min)
  • 1 / 2x Shirodhara-oil forehead (approx. 55 min)
  • 0 / 1x Abhyanga oil massage (about 55 min)
  • 2 / 3x individual yoga / room (about 60 min)
  • 2 / 2x individual Pranayama-breathing exercises / room (about 30 min)
  • 2 / 2x individual meditation / room (about 45 min)

Extension days with matching treatments

Telephone booking code: 860P8

£3,000

Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation #1 Best Seller

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to optimally prepare your spa, select when booking a priority. Since the individual guests are treated very individually, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Classical Ayurvedakur from 7 nights
The classical Ayurvedakur helps with its purifying and regenerative treatments to the general well-being, but can also alleviate civilization diseases like allergies, diseases of the movement apparatus, diabetes and much more.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Individual ayurvedic VP including ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by a physician and spa therapist with an individual course of the course and a nutrition plan
  • Final consultation by doctor and spa therapist with lifestyle advice
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program, e.g. Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), cooking demonstration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

In addition to "Classical Ayurvedakur":

  • Approx. 2 Ayurvedic treatments / day (approx. 50 min)
  • 2x weekly individual yoga / room (about 60 min)
  • 1x weekly individual pranayama exercises / room (about 30 min)
  • 1x weekly individual meditation / room (about 45 min)


From 21 nights Panchakarma with ayurvedic cleansing treatments.

Recommended for the following indications

Stress / Exhaustion, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines

Telephone booking code: 860P1

£3,389

Yogic Detox

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to prepare your spa as best as possible, select a priority when booking. Since the individual guests are treated very individually, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Yogic Detox from 7 nights
Clean body, mind and soul. This is especially recommended for people with irregular eating habits, office jobs (sitting) or other habitual stressful habits such as increased alcohol and tobacco consumption or regular medication. The focus is on the cleaning of the internal organs by yogic practices such as exercises (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and cleansing treatments (kriyas). This is supplemented by an individual, ayurvedic, purifying diet.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Individual, ayurvedic VP including ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by a doctor, spa therapist and yoga guru with the setting of the individual course of the course and the nutrition plan
  • Final consultation by doctor, spa therapist and yoga guru with lifestyle advic
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program, e.g. Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), cooking demonstration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

In addition to "Yogic Detox":

  • 6x detox applications / week (approx. 55 min)
  • 6x ayurvedic treatments / week (approx. 40 min)
  • 4x weekly individual yoga / room (about 60 min)
  • 3x weekly individual Pranayama breathing exercises / room (about 30 min)
  • 2x weekly individual meditation / room (about 45 min)

Telephone booking code: 860P6

£3,389

Yoga- Finding Inner Balance-Retreat

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to prepare your spa as best as possible, select a priority when booking. Since the individual guests are treated very individually, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Yoga Self-Retreat from 7 days
One of the highest goals in yoga is the perfect control of body and mind. This is also very desirable in our Western culture. The yoga self-restoration of Ananda in the Himalayas tries to achieve this goal by intensive individual meditation, yoga, pranayama and mantra units. A dignified retreat to himself, accompanied by an experienced guru.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Individual, ayurvedic VP including ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by yoga guru with the setting of the individual course of the course and nutritional plan
  • Final consultation through yoga guru with lifestyle advice
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program. For example, Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), Cooking Demonstration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

In addition to "Yoga Self-Retreat":

  • 6x individual meditation / week (about 60 min)
  • 5x individual Hatha Yoga / week (about 60 min)
  • 6x individual pranayama breathing exercises / week (about 30 min)
  • 6x (ayurvedic) treatments / week (about 60 min)

Telephone booking code: 860PB

£3,389

Anti-Aging

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to prepare your spa as best as possible, select a priority when booking. Since the individual guests are treated very individually, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Anti Aging from 7 nights
Revitalize and regenerate your body at Ananda in the Himalayas. This program is mainly aimed at older travelers who prefer gentle wellness and Ayurveda treatments. The applications cleanse the body of unnecessary ballast, animate the blood circulation and stimulate the self healing or renewal of the body.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Individual, ayurvedic VP including ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by a physician and spa therapist with an individual course of the course and a nutrition plan
  • Final consultation by doctor and spa therapist with lifestyle advice
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program, e.g. Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), Cooking demonstration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

In addition to "Anti-Aging":

  • 1x wellness treatments per day (about 50 min)
  • 5x ayurvedic cleansing treatments / week (approx. 40 min)
  • 3x weekly individual Hatha Yoga / room (about 60 min)
  • 1x weekly individual pranayama exercises / room (about 30 min)
  • 1x weekly individual meditation / room (about 45 min)
  • 1x weekly individual Japa Yoga room (about 45 min)

Telephone booking code: 860P2

£3,389

Ananda Detox #2 Best Seller

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to prepare your spa as best as possible, select a priority when booking. Since the individual guests are very individually addressed, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Ananda Detox from 7 nights
Clean body, mind and soul. This is especially recommended for people with irregular eating habits, office jobs (sitting) or other habitual stressful habits such as increased alcohol and tobacco consumption or regular medication. The focus here is on cleaning the internal organs through a special purifying diet as well as gentle detox applications and yoga.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Individual, Ayurvedic Detox VP including ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by a physician and spa therapist with an individual course of the course and a nutrition plan
  • Final consultation by doctor and spa therapist with lifestyle advice
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program. For example, Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), Cooking demonstration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

In addition to "Ananda Detox":

  • 2-3 (ayurv.) Detox applications / day (approx. 45 min)
  • 2x weekly individual fitness hours / rooms (about 60 min)
  • 2x weekly individual yoga / room (about 60 min)
  • 1x weekly individual pranayama exercises / room (about 30 min)

Telephone booking code: 860P7

£3,389

Holistic Weightloss

from 14 nights, double room, full-board

In order for the resort to prepare your spa as best as possible, select a priority when booking. Since the individual guests are treated very individually, the programs can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the doctor in consultation with the doctor. Also regenerating cures after severe or acute diseases possible with prior consultation.

Holistic Weightloss from 14 nights:
This program not only addresses the physical and emotional challenges of weight loss, but also weight management. The best western, natural and ayurvedic treatments are combined to make weight loss as easy as possible. In addition, however, a great deal of importance is put on the guidance by the specialists on the ground, who are to pave the way into everyday life.


All Ananda Ayurveda and Health programs include:

  • Ayurvedic, dietary drinks including ayurvedic drinks
  • Daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • Entry and follow-up consultations by a physician and spa therapist with an individual course of the course and a nutrition plan
  • Final consultation by doctor and spa therapist with lifestyle advice
  • Use of sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym
  • Participation in the activities program, e.g. Yoga, meditation, hike, e.g. To the Kunjapuri temple (about 7 km), Cooking demonstration
  • Transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

In addition to "Holistic Weightloss":

  • Approx. 2 detoxifying applications / day (approx. 50 min)
  • 3x weekly individual fitness hour / room (about 60 min)
  • 3x weekly individual yoga / room (about 60 min)
  • 1x weekly individual pranayama exercises / room (about 30 min)
  • 2-3x weekly individual meditation / room (about 45 min)

Recommended for the following indications

Obesity / Overweight

Telephone booking code: 860P4

£6,779

Ananda in the Himalayas in detail

Your Hotel

☀ Majestically the former palace of Maharadschas– and now hotel - lies on a hill of Tehri Garhwal at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains, with an extraordinary view on the Doon valley and the saint river Ganges. Ananda in the Himalayas is built upon several terraces and surrounded by gardens, parks and a 6-hole golf area. This beautiful hotel lets you forget the secular world and leads you to total recreation. "Ananda" is the word in Sanskrit, meaning blessedness and health.

How You Reside

70 rooms (ca. 45 sq.m.) and 5 suites (ca. 85- 220 sq.m.) and 3 villa- like apartments (ca. 200- 300 sq.m.) with either one or two sleeping rooms and with a pool; this all connects the flair of the royal past with all modern conveniences: bath, shower, WC, hair dryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee machine, Kurta Pyjama (an Indian gown). This is high class, inspired by British-style furniture and a luxurious ambiance. The view from the big balcony on the palace, on the valley and on the Himalaya Mountains is just breathtaking. Premium rooms are with a splendid side view on the river Ganges.
Pool saloon, a 100 year old library and a tea lounge are available as well.

Description of available rooms

Dining

Healthy, varied „Spa Rejuvenation Cuisine“ is offered in the stylish „The Restaurant“, on the terrace of the „Tree Top“ with view on the Himalaya Mountain or in the elegant „The Pavillon“. Also a la carte Ayurveda Wellness menu: Delicacies of the Indian, Asiatic and Western worlds and use of homemade, biologically cultivated vegetables and herbs. Vitamin-rich drinks and snacks in „The Poolside“. Diets on request available.

Wellness, Health & Leisure

Ananda in the Himalayas is a world-famous centre for holistic Therapies. Many celebrities like Oprah Winfrey or Heidi Klum enjoyed its splendor and the expertise fo its doctors. To achieve a holistic and sustainable therapy result, Ayurveda is combined with western approaches naturpathy, yoga and fitness. The versatile offer enables a pleasant and flexible day’s schedule. In order for the resort to accurately prepare the ideal cure for you, please choose one of the health programs at the time of booking. As the resort focuses on a very individual approach to each guest and their needs, it is possible to adjust the program after the first consultation with the Ayurveda Physician/ Coach/ Yoga Guru at the resort. After prior consultation (before booking), there is also the possibility to do regenerative therapies after serious or acute diseases. Extension days with revised inclusions.

Luxurious Ananda Spa on ca. 2.000 sq.m. All detoxication, rejuvenation and recreation therapies will be conducted with professionalism and are based on the principles of Yoga, Ayurveda, mediation and Vedanta (lifestyle schooling), in combination with Far Eastern medicine as well as modern treatments forms from Europe. A team of specialist Ayurveda and Western medics, Spa therapist and diet experts advices you in your choice of the needed treatments, for example the Ayurveda and Thai massages, the hydro and aroma therapies, the face, skin and hair therapies, Tibetan treatments. 24 treatment rooms, 4 silent rooms, a suite for treatments for couples, a hydro therapy centre (sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, Kneipp basin etc.). 1 parlour saloon.

One heated outdoor swimming pool, one huge recreation area with panoramic view, one fitness studio available in our hotel. Yoga and meditation in the Yoga Pavillion with adjoining garden, in the winter garden and in the paned Board Room on the roof of the palace.

Activities / programmes for example aerobic courses, Yoga, meditation, jogging, tennis, a 6 hole golf course, trekking, rafting, canoe trips, visit of the Rajaji national park, elephant safari in the Chilla national park, music and dance with performances of the Ananda Art & Culture Programmes.

Additional information

FLIGHT to Dehradun Airport (DED). When connecting via Delhi, SpaDreams will be happy to organise your stopovers: whether a few hours in the hotel to rest or a B&B with a half-day tour through Delhi the next day. Please enquire upon booking. Personal assistance at Delhi airport (with prior notice).

TRANSFER from DED Airport inclusive with treatment programmes, with "Ananda Experience" €127

INFO Children: from 14 years welcome (spa from 18 years). Also ideal in connection with an Indian Tour and stopover in Delhi. Time difference MEZ + 3.5 hours (summer) , 4.5 hours (winter).

Good to know

"The Number One Spa in the World" 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

"Best Overseas Spa Retreat" 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

• "Best Destination Spa in India" by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

"Leading Spa Resort" by SATTE Best Achievers

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